Thursday, April 21, 2005

Last Place on Earth

So if someone gave you a choice of where the very last sample
of the killer flu virus would not be found, which city would you pick?

Last sample of killer flu virus found at BIA
Health officials keep material in 'safe place' until disposal

By Nada Bakri
Special to The Daily Star
Thursday, April 21, 2005

BEIRUT: The world's last missing sample of a killer influenza virus which was mistakenly sent from a U.S.-based College of American Pathologists (CAP) to the American University of Beirut (AUB) was finally tracked at Beirut International Airport Tuesday.

While the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday the sample has not been destroyed yet - unlike all the samples sent to 61 laboratories in 18 countries - Lebanese health officials said they are keeping it in a "safe place" while awaiting to reship it out of the country.